Mixtikl from Intermorphic

Well, after talking about it for a few weeks here’s some more detail on the new mobile application from Intermorphic. Most of this is taken from the Mixtikl page on the Intermorphic site. Here’s what we can expect from Mixtikl:

  • Capture/Mix/Work on content on the move on your mobile; finesse on desktop using plug-in later; move back to mobile whenever you want.
  • Use loops, midi, generative music and modular synthesis for your sound palette.
  • Perform music on your mobile with the powerful ‘Perform’ application.
  • Play generative music on your mobile, using the integrated Noatikl engine.
  • Create quick mixes, and mix and match sounds (yours, or in add-on Tiklpaks) with the ‘Remix’ application.
  • Pitch shift your loops and apply realtime FX.
  • Act as VST or AU plugin in your VST/AU enabled sequencer.
  • Have fun making/mixing hi-quality music on your mobile!

Although not available yet, Mixtikl will come in a number of variants for both Windows and Mac OSX PCs, and mobile devices. More details on these and their feature mix will follow over the coming months.

For Windows and Mac OS X, there will plugin versions for e.g. Logic (Audio Unit [AU]), Sonar (VSTi), Cubase (VSTi), Ableton Live (VSTi), Reaper (VSTi) etc. as well as a standalone version, very useful in its own right, for where there is no suitable plugin variant, e.g. Pro Tools.

For mobile, there will be versions at launch for Windows Mobile 5/6, followed by by versions for iPhone and iTouch, Series 60 V2/3, and Antix Game Player.

the applications themselves:

  • Mixtikl features a number of applications for making and mixing music on the go. Further details will be provided later, but at launch these will include (subject to change):
  • Mixtikl Remixer – create, EQ and save a quick mix from up to 12 user selectable sound sources/loops, and apply FX
  • Mixtikl Performer – create a more complex cell based mix with up to 12 tracks and four sections, and easily apply per track FX, pan and volume
  • Mixtikl Player – Create and play a track list of mixes, pieces and recordings you have or have made
  • Mixtikl Partikl-Synth – Edit Partikl synth sounds and patches directly, and create presets
  • Mixtikl Partikl-FX – Edit Partikl FX and networks directly, and create presets
  • Mixtikl Packager – Create custom DLS wavetables; bundle Ogg/Wav files, MIDI files, Noatikl files and other content together into a self contained “SKM” file.

Intermorphic have plans to release many other applications later.
I think it is fantastic that Intermorphic are not only getting back into the mobile space, but also extending and building on the work they did with miniMIXA and taking it to the next natural step.

I think it is interesting to see that they are also going for the iPod Touch / iPhone market, which is very sensible, and I think they’ll find a very captive audience for their product. I also think it is a very smart move to go for the Antix Labs platform too which will give the application suite real reach into markets that haven’t been used to this kind of application before.

All I can say is that I just can’t wait to see it in action.

SunVox and TX / T5 problems

Alex confirms he will be fixing these issues in version 1.1:

SunVox 1.0b may work incorrectly on some PalmOS devices with non-square screen. For example – Tungsten TX, Zodiac. In this case just mail me (nightradio@gmail.com), and i’ll help you to solve this problem. Of course, this will be fixed in the next release 1.1.

I’m hoping that the next version will have some of the stuff he’s been talking about on his forum.

Garnet VM updated (via Palm Infocenter)

Access have released an updated version of their Garnet VM allowing Nokia Internet Tablet users to run Palm OS apps. It seems from this post from PalmInfocenter that there are some good enhancements and some more work on the audio side too.

If anyone is using this and can let me know if Bhajis runs on it I’d appreciate it.

Styletap on the iPhone / iPod Touch

Lots of sites have picked up this story, I got it from a variety of places. The news release gives the clearest story.

I think it is a great thing for Palm users who want to move away from palm hardware. If StyleTap can use the same version as the one that runs for WM5 and runs Bhajis Loops quite nicely it could start to be a really viable platform.

Korg DS-10 set for launch

Well, it looks like they’re going ahead. My google translation of this post suggests they have a green light on their development. Excellent news. Here’s looking forward to July. I’m definitely going to buy one (if not two) of these.

glitchDS (via CDM)

Yet another cool homebrew app for the DS platform care of CDM.

PhaseArray site back

Was it me? I’m sure that when I posted a few days ago the site was gone. It seems to be back now which is good. I’ve noticed some forum posts on Bhajis Garden asking about windows DLLs for PhaseArray. I hope that having to add those elements to the development won’t put off the developer because at the end of the day you can still render on the device if you want to so in many ways there is no real need for the windows DLLs.

I’ve had a chance to play with the plug-in just recently. It is interesting, but I’m not sure that I really get how it works or how to get the best out of it. Probably need to find a track that suits it better.

I’d be interested in anyone else’s experience with PhaseArray. Post it into the Palm Sounds group if you can.

Little GP Tracker turns 1.0 (via CDM)

LGPt turns 1.0 according to CDM. It is worth taking a look at if you haven’t done so before. Here’s some of what it can do:

  • Sample library & import support
  • Groove support for odd time signature
  • Debian build & JACK support
  • Allows creation of project from the program itself
  • new Feedback parameters at the instrument level
  • new Looper Sync looping mode for automatic looping on the current tempo
  • Engine optimization
  • New rendering system allowing to render directly from the application
  • either the mixdown or the 8 separated tracks.
  • External joystick control on all platform

Asus Eee Music Machine

CDM has an interesting post on using the small and very cheap Asus Eee as a music sub notebook.

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